Archives: Landlord and tenant – residential

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Residential evictions – extended

April 2021 | Landlord and tenant – residential

The government has announced that residential tenants will also be supported as the ban on bailiff-enforced evictions in all but the most serious circumstances – such as incidents of fraud or domestic abuse – and the requirement for landlords to provide six-month notice periods to tenants before they evict will also be extended until at …

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Airbnb – owner liable for party

March 2021 | Landlord and tenant – residential

Owners of property let out on short-term Airbnb lets should take heed of a recent case brought by Tower Hamlets Council. A property was rented out via Airbnb and an illegal party was held at the property. Several of the 40 or so attendees were arrested but interestingly Tower Hamlets Environmental Health and Trading Standards …

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Ban on evictions – extended

March 2021 | Landlord and tenant – residential

We seem to report regularly on the continuing extensions by the government on evictions. The government has recently updated its guidance for Ls and Ts covering a number of areas for practitioners and their clients including rent, mortgage payments and possession proceedings. Some of the key issues and dates include: From 29 August 2020, with …

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Electrical safety regulations – in force

March 2021 | Landlord and tenant – residential

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 provide that Ls of privately rented accommodation must: ensure national standards for electrical safety are met; these are set out in the 18th edition of the ‘Wiring Regulations’, which are published as British Standard 7671; ensure the electrical installations in their rented properties …

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Model tenancy agreement – pets

March 2021 | Landlord and tenant – residential

In January 2021, the government updated its model tenancy agreement for use in England in the private rented sector where a shorthold tenancy is being entered into. According to the government, the new standard tenancy agreement makes it easier for tenants with ‘well-behaved pets’ to find rented accommodation. The government website states that Ls will …

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